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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 19.2% and is now 14.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Alabama 4.0% -0.3 +1.4
Gadsden 4.5% -0.3 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 8,361. There are now 6,546 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,815 -131 +402

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.5% 1,815
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 4.8% 1,946
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 5.0% 2,058
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 5.2% 2,117
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 6.7% 2,778
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 8.0% 3,365
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.8% 2,831
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 9.7% 3,980
June
2020
11.1% 7.7% 9.1% 3,650
May
2020
13.3% 7.9% 12.4% 5,179
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 19.2% 8,361

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.